Advocacy Support for Carers
Charity Partnership 24 October 2022
A huge thank you to Katherine and Gail from Embrace Wigan and Leigh who came to speak at our Monday morning team meeting. It was fantastic to hear about the services they provide, particularly around their Advocacy support services and how they can be of help to carers.
Advocacy services help people – especially the most vulnerable – to be involved in the decisions that affect their lives. The health and care system can seem complex and confusing and saying what you want can be stressful, especially if you need on-going support and find it difficult to express your views.
If you need support, an advocate can help you say what you want, get the information you need and make sure your rights are protected.
An advocate should represent your wishes without judging or giving a personal opinion. You might not get the outcome you want but an advocate can make sure your voice is heard.
If you are a carer, and would like to find out more about the Advocacy Service they offer, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us and we can tell you more, call 01942 697885.